Short Straw (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Stuart Woods

Signet Book, 9780451220844, 392pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2007

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Description

In the second Ed Eagle novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods delivers a compulsively readable thriller full of crosses and double-crosses, featuring a shrewd criminal lawyer and his black widow of a wife...

Santa Fe lawyer Ed Eagle fell in love with the seductive Barbara Kennerly and married her--against his better judgment. Turns out that Ed should have listened to his intuition. On the morning of his fortieth birthday, he awakens to find that Barbara has vanished, and his money has been wired to the Cayman Islands. Barbara, it appears, drugged his birthday wine, neatly cleaned him out and then fled to Mexico, where she can't be extradited.

And as if that weren't bad enough, when Ed arrives at work that morning he discovers that he's been assigned a new client: Joe Big Bear, a part-time mechanic charged with a triple homicide, who, Ed soon discovers, may also be embroiled in Barbara's plot...



About the Author

Stuart Woods is the author of more than sixty novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Stone Barrington series. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Florida, Maine, and New Mexico.


Praise For Short Straw

A roller-coaster ride of breathtaking speed, sharp, totally unexpected turns and unflagging suspense. (Los Angeles Daily News)

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